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Old 10-01-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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Window Blackout

We camp the most in the summer. The sun comes far too early when I am camping and am on vacation. The sun comes in the window and wakes me up.

I am looking for a method to darken the bedroom windows and even door windows. I bought creme colored blackout fabric but have not figured out how to hang the fabric over the windows.

What have you done to keep out the light and to sleep in a little longer?

2008 24RKS with bedroom up front. There is also a door to the outside in the bedroom.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:19 PM   #2
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We used this

Shop Reflectix 100-sq ft Reflective Roll Insulation (48-in W x 25-ft L) at Lowes.com

We have cut it for all windows and skylights, store it under mattress when we do not want it...however the bedroom stays covered.
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We use Reflectix as well, but we've noticed that it loses effectiveness with age. The most simple solution is a piece of cardboard, cut to fit your window frame.

We also use those pop up style sun shades as well. We have a 2 year old that naps in the main living area, so we have a LOT of windows to cover for nap time. Any of those options work just fine.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:48 PM   #4
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I was stationed in Alaska off and on for almost 20 years, and sometimes one can't even get to sleep because of the sunlight. In about April/May most families placed aluminum foil in many B/R windows and removed the foil in October. Problem solved for very little expense. AND - the foil can be easily removed daily if desired.
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We have used the reflective bubble wrap type (not sure of brand) for three years with no degradation. My primary use was to prevent sun fade and excessive heat when not camping. Lately, we also used it while camping to let us sleep late. We stopped at a casino parking lot for the night and the foil did a nice job of keeping out the parking lot lights.

Velcro holds it up to the skylight and vents. Our pull down sun shades hold the wrap up with no other support.
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:33 PM   #6
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I've mentioned this in a previous post, but I also used an old sunshade I had in the garage, cut it to fit bedroom window (which was our culprit) and attached it to the window with 3M Command hook and loop fasteners. We opted for the 3M so it would come off if we decided it wasn't going to work. It has made a world of difference.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:06 PM   #7
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You could cover the window with duct tape.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:09 PM   #8
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Have you thought of replacing the glass. Most glass shops can order in very dark tinted glass.
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Walmart sells blackout fabric and is cheap and very effective. We cut it to size, sewed it, and hung it. There were different colors to choose from.
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Walmart sells blackout fabric and is cheap and very effective. We cut it to size, sewed it, and hung it. There were different colors to choose from.

From the OP's original post:

"I bought creme colored blackout fabric but have not figured out how to hang the fabric over the windows."


Seem's we are stuck at what to do next.....
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